Celebrating the community’s surf and skateboard roots, the Second Annual Venice Beach Surf & Skate Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Venice Farmers Market lot on Venice Boulevard at Dell Avenue.
On display will be products from local shops such as Maui & Sons, VB Surf & Animal House, and visitors will have the chance to purchase vintage gear from the swap meet.
Visitors can sample a selection of beers from Stone Brewing and fresh squeezed juices from Whole Foods, as well as cuisine from Farmhouse Kitchen and Poke & Poke.
The fest will feature music by Street Smart, Venice Street Legends & Flyin’ Lion.
Also featured will be a charity raffle for prizes which benefits Sea Shepherd, a nonprofit marine conservation organization.
“A buzz is going on from surfers and skaters all over Southern California,” said event founder and producer, Brady Walker. “We have confirmed collectors from San Diego to Pismo (Beach) who are excited to share their toys with local Venecians. With a full line of beers from Stone Brewing, paired with amazing food from local shops Farmhouse Kitchen and Poke Poke, there will be no excuse to leave the event all day.”
The festival was made possible through a grant from the Venice Neighborhood Council.